Ann M’Guire

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
21 January 1845

COUNTRY NEWS

MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS

(From the Maitland Mercury, January 18)

The Court of Quarter Sessions was opened on Monday last, the 13th instant, at ten o’clock, before S. RAYMOND, Esq., L. L. D., Chairman, JONES A. SMITH, Esq., Captain F. SMITH, and W. F. GORDON, Esq.

Previous to the jury being impannelled [sic] F. M. M’KINLAY, Esq., of Dungog, and C. L. BROWN, Esq., of Cairnsmore, Dungog, were sworn in magistrates of the territory.

STEALING MONEY AND EARRINGS

ANN M’GUIRE was placed at the bar, and indicted for stealing 14s. 3d. and earrings, the property of JOHN GIBSON, at Morpeth, on the 1st December, 1844.

The jury, after a short consultation, returned a verdict of guilty, and the Court, having inquired into the previous character of the prisoner, which was represented to be bad, sentenced her to twelve months’ imprisonment in the female factory.


See Original: “COUNTRY NEWS. MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 21 January 1845, p.4